More than 30 million people in the United States are afflicted with osteoarthritic (OA) pain; we expect an aging population and the increasing prevalence of obesity to drive further growth. Although a wide array of medications is used to treat OA pain, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), and intra-articular agents, unmet need exists for novel, comprehensively effective, and tolerable alternatives. The successful launch of a novel analgesic requires a granular understanding of treatment patterns in this crowded and highly generic market.
Treatment Algorithms: Claims Data Analysis provides detailed, quantitative analysis of the treatment journey and brand usage across lines of therapy and overall using real-world, patient-level claims data so that marketers can accurately assess their source of business, benchmark usage against competitors, and quantify areas of opportunity for their marketed or emerging brand.
Markets covered: United States.
Key companies: Flexion Therapeutics, Collegium Pharmaceuticals, Protega Pharmaceuticals, Averitas Pharma, Kowa.
Key drugs: Zilretta, injectable corticosteroids, injectable hyaluronic acid preparations, oral and topical NSAIDs, antidepressants, AEDs (e.g., gabapentin), opioid analgesics (e.g., Belbuca, RoxyBond, Xtampza ER), Qutenza, Seglentis.
The accompanying interactive dashboard provides novel delivery of data with interactive visuals, easier navigation, expanded analyses, and optional quarterly data refreshes.